cesca beamish wrote:I recently watched the Suzanne Simard TED talk How Trees Talk To Each Other - on the micorrhizal connections between trees. A fascinating subject and I want to find out more but I'm not managing to find any leads. Any pointers would be gratefully received. search terms of mother/nurse/hub tree are just too open.
I have questions like why was she not surprised that the cedar was not involved in the carbon sharing. Why conifer and deciduous ? I thought i'd read that coniferous prefer a very high fungally dominant soil and deciduous a much more even bacteria : fungus biomass ratio. How can I make educated choices of nurse trees?
The whole soil food web is wonderful and I'd like to apply this understanding to my forest garden growing.